Canon will announce a new Speedlite flash gun and a new telephoto zoom lens along with the 7D Mark II DSLR camera on September 5, 2014.
At the beginning of July 2014, the rumor mill managed to get a hold of the exact announcement date of the Canon 7D Mark II. The DSLR camera is allegedly coming on September 5 in order to be ready for the Photokina 2014 event starting in mid-September.
We have known for quite a while that the flagship EOS camera with an APS-C-sized image sensor is not coming alone. Now it is even more clear that the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II telephoto zoom lens is coming too, as its specifications have just been leaked on the web.
In addition, Canon may be on the verge of launching a new Speedlite during the announcement event of the sought-after 7D Mark II camera.
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens specs leaked on the web
The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens will feature a rotating zoom ring and a filter thread measuring 82mm, while its total weight will be smaller than the one of the original model.
Its predecessor’s weight stands at 1.38kg / 3.04lbs, so it will be interesting to see just how much weight Canon has been capable of trimming down.
The upcoming telephoto zoom lens will employ a brand new optical image stabilization technology, which will be handy as photographers are dealing with telephoto optics.
Additionally, the optic will be wrapped in a new coating in order to increase image quality. Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens price will stand at $2,399, while the current version costs about $1,500 at Amazon after a $200 rebate.
New Canon Speedlite flash gun coming alongside the EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera
A more exciting piece of information could be the fact that a new Canon Speedlite flash will also be introduced on September 5. A trusted source has revealed these details, so you may want to mark the date on your calendar.
There are a few reasons for Canon to replace the high-end 600EX-RT Speedlite. However, the 430EX II Speedlite flash may have reached the end of its lifespan.
This model was released during the second half of 2008, therefore you could say that its time has finally come although it is the best-selling flash at Amazon. It can be purchased for around $300 at the aforementioned retailer.
Canon 7D Mark II will still be the main star of the company’s product launch event, so we are inviting you to keep an eye on Camyx in order to make sure that you will not miss anything about this exciting DSLR camera!